Jonathan Swan reports at Axios:
My phone blew up yesterday with texts from White House aides, current and former, who seemed at their wits’ end over President Trump’s tweet that the 75-year-old Buffalo protester who was rushed to the hospital after being shoved by police last week “could be an ANTIFA provocateur.”
Why it matters: They rarely register the president’s tweets anymore — let alone complain about them. This one felt different. One former aide remarked that it’s tweets like this that make him wonder whether Trump actually wants to get re-elected.
Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2020
Here’s a crazy idea: If Trump aides are genuinely despondent over Trump’s behavior, one of them could…quit.https://t.co/nsyzQLAYhd
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 10, 2020